Of Continuing Interest
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: La Jolla 2009 conference, to be held at the Marriott San Diego La Jolla from October 2-4, 2009 in La Jolla, California.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Focus on Technology: Seattle 2009, to be held at the Renaissance Seattle in Seattle, Washington from November 20-22, 2009.
- Make plans to attend CWD's Family Support Weekend: Marco Island 2010 conference, to be held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort from December 31, 2009 - January 3, 2010.
New This Week
- Twenty years ago, Marissa Hitchcock was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She is the inspiration for CWD.
- Last week's poll asked readers about who provides diabetes care assistance to their child while at school. This week's poll asks readers how satisfied they are with the care their child receives at school or daycare.
- The Featured Book of the Week is Diabetes Burnout: What To Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William Polonsky, PhD.
- Why Kids Should Exercise is Worth a Look.
- This week's Humorous Tidbit is:
When my daughter was in kindergarten one of her classmates told his mom, "Noelle has to go the health office all the time." When she asked him why, he said, "Because she is diabolical." Of course, she knew what he meant. We still call her our diabolical diabetic.
- You know you're the parent of a child with diabetes when your non-D child refers to all numbers as carbs - "I'm 3 carbs old!" See more parent humor.
Featured Diabetes Team Question of the Week
- The Featured Ask the Diabetes Team Question of the Week is:
Why do high blood sugars and ketones cause vomiting?
See the answer.
From the CWD Forums
- From the CWD Forums:
Container to put a few strips in?
- You can read the transcript from our Back to School Chat with Crystal Jackson.
- Symposium on the Future of Diabetes Research is a collection of videos from a symposium sponsored by the JDRF Canada. Parts 2 through 7 are available in the "Related Videos" links.
- Diabetes and Me features Robert Kreikemeier, a junior in college.
Advocacy, Fundraising Events, and Support
- The American Diabetes Association urges families living with diabetes to support health care reform that will include coverage of diabetes care products and services to prevent complications. See also Stop the Crisis: Health Care Reform Now, a video by George Huntley, chair of the board of directors with the American Diabetes Association.
Studies and Surveys
- Parents of children ages 5-17, diagnosed within the last six months, are invited to participate in a research survey about Development and Evaluation of the Pediatric Diabetes Routines.
- Choosing an Insulin Pump generated lots of comments.
- Generation of pluripotent stem cells from patients with type 1 diabetes. Free full text available in PDF format. See also Researchers Make Insulin-Producing Cells From Adult Skin Cells.
- Multinational study in children and adolescents with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes: association of age, ketoacidosis, HLA status, and autoantibodies on residual beta-cell function and glycemic control 12 months after diagnosis.
- Folic acid supplementation normalizes the endothelial progenitor cell transcriptome of patients with type 1 diabetes: a case-control pilot study.
- Reduced endogenous secretory receptor for advanced glycation end products (esRAGE) in young people with Type 1 diabetes developing microalbuminuria.
- Early predictors of myocardial disease in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Cognitive performance, symptoms and counter-regulation during hypoglycaemia in patients with type 1 diabetes and high or low renin-angiotensin system activity.
- One hundred one simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantations: long-term outcomes at a single center.
- Use of small donors (<28 kg) for pancreas transplantation.
- The Hygiene Hypothesis: Do We Still Believe in It?
- Melatonin prolongs islet graft survival in diabetic NOD mice.
- Hospitalization Subsequent to Diagnosis in Young Patients With Diabetes in Chicago, Illinois.
- Incidence of severe nocturnal hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes treated with insulin lispro or regular human insulin in addition to basal insulin glargine.
- An estimation of the long-term clinical and economic benefits of insulin lispro in Type 1 diabetes in the UK.
- Severe hypoglycaemia during pregnancy in women with Type 1 diabetes is common and planning pregnancy does not decrease the risk.
- Initial insulin therapy in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Differential effects of insulin detemir and neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin on hepatic glucose production and peripheral glucose uptake during hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes.
- Impact of xerostomia on the quality of life of adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children With Type 1 Diabetes Screened for Celiac Disease.
- The role of celiac disease and type 1 diabetes coexistance. Is celiac disease responsible for diabetic status?
- New Gluten-Free Gift Bags Launched.
Diabetes in the Popular Press
- Is type 1 diabetes seasonal? See also Diabetes 'most likely to occur among children in winter'.
- Teflon-coated cells that could beat diabetes.
- 'They have given me my life back'.
- Diamyd to include children and accelerate patient recruitment in US Phase III study with the Diamyd® diabetes vaccine.
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